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Rayner, Herbert Sharples

Date of birth:
January 16th, 1911 (Clinton/Ontario, Canada)
Date of death:
1976
Nationality:
Canadian (1931-present, Constitutional Monarchy)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Lieutenant Commander
Unit:
HMCS St. Laurent (H83), Royal Canadian Navy
Awarded on:
March 11th, 1942
For courage and enterprise in action against enemy submarines.
Distinguished Service Cross (DSC)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Lieutenant Commander
Unit:
HMCS Huron (G24), Royal Canadian Navy
Awarded on:
July 11th, 1944
Mentioned in Despatches
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Lieutenant Commander
Unit:
HMCS Huron (G24), Royal Canadian Navy
Awarded on:
August 29th, 1944
Citation unavailable.

This award was obtained in the form of an Bar to be attached on the ribbon of the first award.
Distinguished Service Cross (DSC)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Commander
Unit:
HMCS Huron (G24), Royal Canadian Navy
Awarded on:
October 10th, 1944
Mentioned in Despatches
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Commander
Unit:
HMCS Huron (G24), Royal Canadian Navy
For good service in action with enemy destroyers during the war in Europe.

With bronze palm.
The London Gazette of 31 August 1945.
Croix de Guerre (1939-1945)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Commander
Unit:
HMCS Huron (G24), Royal Canadian Navy
For good service in working with the USN while Director of Plans at Naval Service Headquarters in 1944.

The London Gazette of 31 August 1945.
Chevalier de l' Ordre National de la Legion d'Honneur

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